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How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru
Posted by Richard Valdivia on Jul 31, 2016 Leave a comment

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru

At least 105 people have died in southern Peru this winter. While that is tragic, it is hardly news. Children and elderly residents die by the dozen every year. Many  Full Article »

Peru’s informal economy to persist for decades: report
Posted by Colin Post on May 10, 2016 2 comments

Peru’s informal economy to persist for decades: report

A new economic report predicts that Peru’s informal sector will remain a significant part of the national economy until at least 2050. Peru’s state planning agency published a report forecasting  Full Article »

Peru’s ruling party changes 2016 presidential candidate
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s ruling party changes 2016 presidential candidate

The Peruvian Nationalist Party switched its 2016 presidential candidate from Daniel Urresti to former housing minister Milton von Hesse. The scandal-courting former interior minister Daniel Urresti renounced his bid for  Full Article »

Peru to build cable cars to serve poor Lima districts
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru to build cable cars to serve poor Lima districts

Peru’s housing and construction ministry will build two aerial cable car lines to improve mobility in the impoverished areas of north Lima. President Ollanta Humala announced plans for the cable cars, some  Full Article »

Summary: Humala’s 2015 Message to the Nation
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 30, 2015 1 comment

Summary: Humala’s 2015 Message to the Nation

A summary of the key points in President Ollanta Humala’s final Message to the Nation speech delivered on Tuesday. Humala delivered the last Independence Day address of his term from congress  Full Article »

Could Peru become a net migrant destination?
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 20, 2015 1 comment

Could Peru become a net migrant destination?

“A good rule of thumb to ask of a country: are people trying to get into it or out of it?” – Tony Blair Last week statistical agency INEI released  Full Article »

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago

Peru’s middle class is slightly smaller today than it was in 2011 according to a study by Lima’s chamber of commerce. The Institute of Economics and Business Development (IEDEP), an  Full Article »

Michelle Rodriguez highlights child labor in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Michelle Rodriguez highlights child labor in Peru

American actress Michelle Rodriguez filmed a documentary segment highlighting young children working for a brick manufacturer in Peru. Rodriguez appears at a brick manufacturing site in an undisclosed location where she interviews “Dina,”  Full Article »

Ancash governor cleared to take office after paying criminal fines
Posted by Colin Post on May 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Ancash governor cleared to take office after paying criminal fines

Ancash governor-elect Waldo Rios has cleared all legal hurdles to assume office after winning a runoff election six months ago. Rios could not legally take office after winning the election  Full Article »

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth

Peru’s statistical agency released a report showing the amount of Peruvians living in poverty decreased 1.2 percentage points to 22.3%, which marked the country’s slowest rate of reducing poverty in  Full Article »